Over the weekend I came across an essay by Jerome Frank entitled, "Why Not a Clinical Lawyer-School." The essay is dated June of 1933, but it could have been written yesterday (or tomorrow) in any legal blog (with some updating for gender-inclusive language). Most of its recommendations are almost exactly the same ones that we currently find floating around in the legal blogosphere and the ABA. It is worth a read, if for no other reason than to persuade us that there is nothing new under the sun in legal education.
It is interesting that as we move through this period of potentially rapid change in legal education in which all eyes are purportedly looking to the future, most of the concrete proposals are actually hearkening back to those of eighty years ago.